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Old 08-08-2011, 07:50 PM
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Default Killer plant 'eats' great tit at Somerset nursery



A plant has killed and "eaten" a great tit at a garden nursery in Somerset.
Nurseryman Nigel Hewitt-Cooper, from West Pennard, was inspecting his tropical garden when he discovered one of his pitcher plants had trapped the bird.
He said he was "absolutely staggered" to find it had caught the creature.
It is believed to be only the second time such a carnivorous plant has been documented eating a bird anywhere in the world.




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Old 08-08-2011, 09:08 PM
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Eek! Thats crazy!
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:55 PM
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It is amazing, but how do we not know it wasn't killed by a cat or flying into a window and he popped it in?
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Could be for some extra publicity.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:36 PM
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Looks like a pre-fledgling so could've been in for a drink, fell in and was stuck.
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Looks like a pre-fledgling so could've been in for a drink, fell in and was stuck.
Most likely explanation I'd think....the pitcher hardly stalked it around, trapped and killed it
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:57 PM
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Would've been great if the owner was called Seymour. feed me seymour.. feed me!!

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